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Jul 15, 2010 6:30pm PDT
>>> hello, and welcome to the "journal" on dw-tv. the top stories this hour, the u.s. senate votes for stricter regulations of banks and financial markets. the european union and interior ministers try to agree on a giant policy for asylum seekers -- on a joint policy for asylum seekers. and the case of an activist remains unsolved. >>>he u.s. congress hasassed a sweeping overhaul of u.s. financial system, the biggest regulation changed since the great depression. that amounts to a crucial victory for president barack obama, who declared it a top priority in the wake of the financial crisis. the legislation faced strong opposition from a multitude of service lobbyists as well as most members of the republican party. >> negotiations over comprehensive and enter reforms had dragged on for months. in the end, bickering meant few republican supporters and a largely partisan vote, but it was still a hard-fought victory. >> i cannot legislate integrity or wisdom. i cannot legislate passion or confidence or competency. we gave them the tools and architecture to allow good people to do a g
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Jul 26, 2010 6:30pm PDT
. the u.s. government has condemned the leaking of tens of thousands of classified documents on the conict in the ghanista saying it could threaten national security. they were published on the internet by wikileaks, which is an organization that specializes in publishing anonymous sensitive documents. >> there are reports from the from lines and have set on the afghan conflict. -- from the front lines and have sensitive information on the conflict the leader of the taliban is a list of ordering attacks. the documents could be the tip of the iceberg. >> they do not include most reports from u.s. special forces. they do not include report by the cia. they do not include reports by other coalition bodies. but they do include the majority of regular u.s. army activity. >> the news out let that had access to the documents said that the u.s. special forces units had targets to be killed bin areas controlled by german troops. it insists it is not involved in targeted killings. >> the purpose of the list is to identify insurgents. our exports -- our special forces with of the afghan authorities w
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Jul 28, 2010 5:30pm PDT
at pakistan. she talks to pakistan's u.s. ambassador about the airliner crash that killed 152 people, and she examines u.s./pakistani relations after the leak of thousands of secret military documents. >> ifill: we ask environmental engineer nancy kinner to track what's happened to the oil in the water. 100 days after the gulf disaster. >> lehrer: and spencer michels tells the story of a one-man mission to help clean up the oil in louisiana. >> a private individual has taken it upon himself to try to protect the barrier islands in the gulf of mexico. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> this is the engine that zero emission technologies to breathing a little easier, while taking 4.6 million truckloads off the road every year. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public
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Jul 16, 2010 9:00pm PDT
and adapting our responses to the threats that we're facing. >> does the u.s. integrate the tools of peace building into its statecraft? when do challenges like poverty, disease and climate change become issues of national security? and what role can global institutions and civil society organizations play in supporting government led efforts? next, on great decisions. >> in a democracy, agreement is not essential, but participation is. join us as we discuss today's most critil global issues. join us as we discuss today's most critil global issues. join us for great decisions. [instrumental music] >> great decisions is produced by the foreign policy association, inspiring americans to learn more about the world. funding for great decisions is provided by the carnegie corporation of new york, the starr foundation, shell international, and the european commission. great decisions is produced in association with the university of delaware. >> and now from our studios, here is ralph begleiter. >> welcome to great decisions. i'm ralph begleiter. joining us to discuss peace building and statecra
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Jul 19, 2010 6:30pm PDT
erosion of the cdu senior leadership. the of the u.s. government of a lot of other 24 hours of testing in the gulf of mexico after export -- experts detected more leaking around the record bp oil well. pressure readings are lower than expected, indicating crude oil could be seeping into the surrounding bedrock. monitors say they may have observed methane over the well head. b earp admin it some bubbles appeared near the site but it is optimistic the containment cap placed last thursday will hold. ireland is still facing a slow climb out of recession. >> exactly. troubled news about european economies. currency markets are taking it in stride. ireland's sovereign debt was downgraded by the rating agency moody's. it dropped the creditworthiness one notch to aa2. moody'said arlen boston national that continues swe aneconomic gwth er t next few years looks unlikely. >> banking and real-estate retention of ireland's growth but today the country is full of real-estate nobody wants or can afford. the state had to create a so- called bad bank to hold and dispose of the vast amount of bad debt
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Jul 27, 2010 5:30pm PDT
obama led a chorus of concern over the huge disclosure of classified u.s. military documents about the war in afghanistan. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, two takes on the document dump. first, senators jack reed and kit bond assess what it could mean for the war effort. >> lehrer: then, judy woodruff talks to david leigh of the "guardian" and media watcher alex jones on the journalism impact. >> ifill: holly pattenden of "business monitor international" in london looks at the corporate shake-up at b.p. >> lehrer: tom bearden reports from the alabama gulf coast on kenneth feinberg and the complicated mission of compensation. >> and the lead is still tied up they still compensation hasn't been forth coming. >> when i was a young person working in these places, didn't see a way out. and i certainly didn't think the way out would be this. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corpor
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Jul 27, 2010 11:00pm PDT
, a man who knows afghanistan and pakistan well and who the u.s. military is increasingly listening to. >> i think one of general mcchrystal's legacies is that the elders really felt that we were there to listen and help them. although he was called the architect of thekandahar operation, which means hope in pashto, which was supposed to materialize, he, by the means of the elders, was advised not to do this operation. >> charlie: pakistan's ambassador to the united states, and greg mortenson. next. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following. ♪ >> additional funding provided by these funders. >> and by bloomberg. a provider of multimedia captioning sponsored by rose cmunications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> charlie: in the first public reaction, today, to the leaking of the documents about afghanistan and pakistan, president obama said that he was concerned about the leaks but there was no new information coming from them. >> while i'm concerned about the disclosure of sensitive information from the battlefield that could potentially jeopard
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Jul 23, 2010 6:30pm PDT
the u.s., the committee of european banking supervisors released the results of their test. seven european banks failed. if the worst-case scenario came to pass, they would not have t capitatheyeedo svive hypo real estate was the only german bank that did not survive. five regional banks in spain failed as well. deutsche bank topped the results before the german banks tested. commerzbank also did well. >> the results are surprising because they are along the same lines we have seen for a long time now. there is a rise in the average capital ratio in the german sector from 9% in 2008 to more than 10% in 2010. >> spanish banks would need around 1.8 billion euros to survive another credit crunch. the head of the central bank in spain emphasized that the stress tests were only an exercise and not a forecast. he said that regional banks sarday been restruured the results have been met with widespread relief. they show european institutions are in good shape but it is to be seen how the news will affect the markets. >> we are putting a lot of stress on the stress tests. earlier, i spoke
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Jul 15, 2010 5:30pm PDT
,249. a batch of new numbers raised more questions today about where the u.s. economy is headed. the latest data on jobs, housing and manufacturing underscored concerns that the recovery may be losing steam at the year's midpoint. in manufacturing, the federal reserve reported factory output fell last month after three months of growth. at the same time, new claims for jobless benefits fell to the lowest in nearly two years. but it was mostly due to seasonal factors. meanwhile, the private firm realtytrac reported 528,000 home foreclosures in the first six months of 2010. the company warned that lenders could repossess more than one million homes by year's end, a new record. at that rate, it could take until 2013 to work through the backlog of repossessed properties. president obama focused on the broad economic picture, as he spoke at the ground breaking of a new factory in holland, michigan. >> the progress we've made so far is not nearly enough to do - - undo the enormous damage that this recession caused. as i've said since the first day i took office, it's going to take time to reverse the
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Jul 16, 2010 8:30pm PDT
financial system. one that is innovative, creative, and far less prone to panic and collapse. >> the u.s. senate this week approved a sweeping overhaul of the u.s. financial sector. the act introduces a raft of restrictions on banks to curb risk. it seals a mammoth legislative victory for president barack obama. chris dodd, democratic chairman of the senate banking committee praises the land mark reform. >> this is a major undertaking. one that is historic in its proportions that is an attempt to set in place the structure that will allow us to minimize the probms in e future. >> richard shelby, the senior republican on the banking committee thinks differently. >> it creates vast new bureaucracy with little accountability and seriously, i believe underminds the competitiveness of the american economy. >> wall street has been under a cloud of uncertainty for about three years. does the dodd, frank financial overhaul dispel that cloud? >> no, it doesn't, john. they didn't deal with too big to fail. they didn't really get the casinos out of the banks. ey got an enormous number of new r
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Jul 19, 2010 11:00pm PDT
would actually be there. but what happens is that because for example, u.s.a.i.d.-- again an organization that has a lot of good will in it-- it also moves with the political agendas of the united states government and so pject... projects or assignments or those that are applied for by n.g.o.s become limited to those things which go straight along with the u.s. agenda. so these are the kind of things that have to be thought out very very clearly. one of the kind of no-brainers in things where i would encourage people to put money is in rubble clearing. >> this is jean baptist and this was one of the main streets. this is the area we're working on clearing now. >> thisorne, people stay here like late at night. they're having fun here, there was a t.v. here, there was water here, but most of the people used to hang out here. >> so this was like the town square. >> exactly. >> rose: time after time when ski people about haiti, that's what they say, you need to get rid of the rubble. >> you'll do no harm by clearing the streets to let the haitian people make their own country
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Jul 26, 2010 5:30pm PDT
documents detailing five years of u.s. war efforts in afghanistan. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, authors steve coll and phil smucker assess what the secret material says about the conduct of the war. >> woodruff: phil shenon of the "daily beast" updates us on what is wikileaks and who is behind it. >> brown: fred de sam lazaro reports on the first sentence handed down by a war crimes tribunal to a member of cambodia's "killing fields" regime. >> woodruff: john merrow wraps up his series about the top to bottom efforts by a school superintendent to reform the new orleans public education system after hurricane katrina. >> making promises, talking publicly about all the big changes he's going to make in the schools. well, it's been three years, time for paul vallas's report card. >> brown: and we look at the impact of the americans with disabilities act on this, the 20th anniversary of the law. >> he didn't come because politicians thought it was a good idea. it came because people with disabilities fought and said we're going to be equal. we're going to
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Jul 23, 2010 9:00pm PDT
government was on the take. ah, and, in most cases, they were keeping their u.s. visas up-to-date in case they had to get out all of a sudden. so the, the whole structure, the government structure there is involved with, ah, obviously with drugs, one way or another. >> vanda. >> ah, i think that the afghan govements, is very corrupt in multiple ways, and certainly members of both high levels and low levels are involved in drug trafficking, inevitably, if a third or half of the country's economy is drugs. essentially the only way to have risen to a position of being a new con after the 1980's when the legal economy was estimated to be part of the illegal economy. >> we spoke, ah, great decisions spoke to some other experts about these topics too, including the question of why globalization seems to have fueled the flames a little more. let's listen to what they have to say. >> the origin of organized crime, the way we understand it, an italian, an italian would call it mafia, international mafia. it really goes back to the 70's and 80's at the national level, but it became a global problem
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Jul 27, 2010 6:30pm PDT
population, then we have to analyze the situation. >> the released documents show that u.s. commanders, task force 373, carried out counterinsurgency missions in the german area of afghanistan. it is unclear what role german forces played. >> these are three things that are normally classified, but are made to all parties. if you want information about task force 373, then you will have to ask another country. >> but opposition lawmakers want to know if all necessary information on the afghan mission was released to parliament before it was voted to extend the mission. >> on the upside, germany's deutsche bank and the swiss banks are up in the last quarter of 2010. but the economic crisis has not left germany's biggest bank unscathed. here's a look at where the downturn has left this month. >> the lion's share of deutsche bank's profit normally comes in the investment division. in the past, this has accounted for as much as 90% of the gains. but in the second quarter, it was just half of that. instead, the bank's performance was buoyed by the fact edit had to said -- by the fact that it had
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Jul 21, 2010 5:30pm PDT
racism at the u.s. department of agriculture, as with newshour political editor david chalian, the administration apologizes to a fired employee. >> lehrer: plus, a tom bearden oil spill report on the dispute over how to block the flow of oil into threatened tidal estuaries in louisiana. >> woodruff: and, on this 60th anniversary of north korea's attack on the south, jeffrey brown revisits that first hot conflict of the cold war, and explores its continuing legacy with warren wiedhahn, a u.s. marine veteran of the war, plus historians michael beschloss and alex roland. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the campaign to toughen financi
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Jul 22, 2010 5:30pm PDT
government debt or trying to spark new lending to business. for a closer look, greg ip, u.s. economics editor of "the economist" magazine. greg, welcome. corporate earnings, they were higher than expected. what happened? why? >> well, the story of the last few months is that corporations have actually been reporting earnings that are better than analysts have expected but often the market has not taken that well. because when you dig down you find that a lot of that improvement is because of cost-cutting. we know that employment has been weak. and one reason why is that companies, when they meet their sales targets are doing it by making their workers more productive rather than hiring more. the other thing especially true today with companies like caterpillar and ups is the strong sales are not in the u.s. you but if places like china and india. the bottom line is the market is doing well but that is not necessarily a great sign for the economy. over the last month, even though we had a good day today t only kind of like takes us back to where we were, you know, a few weeks ago. it's basical
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Jul 28, 2010 6:30pm PDT
inclusion as a human right will increase global awareness. the u.s. state of arizona says it will appeal a judge's ruling blocking key parts of a new immigration law. the ruling bloc's several provisions including one requiring police to check the immigration status of suspected criminals if the author believes the person is not legally in the u.s. the law has sparked controversy for the past three months. president barack obama has criticized it as misguided, but polls show a broad majority of americansavorhe legislation. pakistan has declared a national day of mourning for victims of a plane crash near islamabad. all 152 people on board were killed. the airbus was operated by air blue and was flying to the capital. it went down in the hills surrounding islamabad. >> friends and relatives of the passengers gathered at the airport in islamabad, and to sleep awaiting information on the fate of their loved ones. the message could hold good news or bad. >> my older brother was coming on this flight. we have no further information. his name is on the passenger list. >> the wreckage of the pl
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Jul 22, 2010 6:30pm PDT
with colombia. chavez accused them and the u.s. of wanting to instigate a war with his country amid accusations from bogota that its neighbor was hovering leftist guerrillas. chavez announced he would sever ties after columbia presented what they said was photographic evidence of -- after colombia presented what they said was photographic evidence of farc rebels meeting with leaders in venezuela. >>> heavy rains and flooding in parts of the province. roads are still flooded from the previous typhoon. the government has warned pele to stay ioors. china currently in the grips of its worst flooding in at a decade. storms have killed more than 700 people since the beginning of the year, with hundreds more still missing. >>> germany's defense minister guttenberg sayse will not be scrapping the country's compulsory military service. the proposal had been hotly discussed as part of moves to reduce the size of germany's armed forces and cut costs. law reform plans could still see the drafput on hold,- while reform plans could still see the draft put on hold, he said it will remain in the constitution.
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Jul 29, 2010 5:30pm PDT
. >> sreenivasan: afghan president hamid karzai complained today that u.s. and nato forces are not attacking taliban sanctuaries. he said, the "sources of funding and training of terrorism lie outside afghanistan"-- an apparent reference to pakistan. this week's huge leak of u.s. military documents depicted pakistan's spy agency collaborating with the taliban. karzai said the leaks have also jeopardized afghan informants. >> whether those individuals acted legitimately or illegitimately in providing information to the nato forces-- they are lives. and those lives will be in danger now. therefore, we consider that extremely irresponsible and an act that one cannot overlook. >> sreenivasan: in washington, defense secretary robert gates also criticized wikileaks for releasing 91,000 classified documents. he warned of severe consequences for u.s. troops and u.s. allies. >> it's amazing how much trust matters in relationships whether with governments or individuals around the world. it seems to me as a result of this massive breach security we have considerable repair work to do in terms of reas
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Jul 19, 2010 5:30pm PDT
of 42 u.s. deaths this month compared with 60 in june. meanwhile security was tightened in kabul on the eve of an international aid donor summit. thousands of afghan troops and police set up check points to search cars and drivers. secretary of state hillary clinton arrived in kabul today from pakistan. while there she announced more than $500 million in new aid projects. clinton rounded out two days of high level talks with pakistani military and civilian officials in islamabad. and she tried to calm fears that america's focus in pakistan is solely on fighting militants. >> that this misperception has persisted for so long tells it us we have not done a good enough job with connecting our partnership with concrete improvements in the lives of pakistanis. and with this dialogue, we are working very hard to change that perception. >> reporter: the secretary also attended a town hall meeting with pakistani institutes and businesspeople. she said they seemed more receptive than during her visit last fall. an 18th person has died in the city of torreon mexico after gunmen stormed a b
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Jul 20, 2010 5:30pm PDT
community, and his words came on a day of new violence. we get two views on how much the u.s. and others can rely on the karzai government. >> brown: then we look at the new choice for director of national intelligence and his tough job ahead. >> brown: paul solman reports from greece on tough, new austerity measures and the anger they've brought on. >> lehrer: and margaret warner talks to dr. anthony fauci about promising new ways to prevent aids. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> lehrer: the president of afghanistan appealed for greater global support at today's kabul conference on security and development. as he spoke, the country's problems were underscored by events outside the afghan capital. zelikow president karzai addressed representatives from dozens of nations and organizations. and he called again for afghans to take charge of their own security nationwide by 2014. >> the national institutions dedicated to fulfilling the constitutional duty has ensured the security of our country. >> lehrer: karzai's date of 2014 i
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Jul 20, 2010 6:30pm PDT
tensions with bp, whose ruptured oil well has caused the biggest environmental disaster in u.s. history, and there is also an investigation into bp's involvement with the release of e lockerbie bomber. more than 100 people died in 1988 as a result of his bomb. he might be the most unpopular company in america right now, and it cast a long shadow over today's meeting, didn't it? >> it is the most hated company in america, even more than goldman sachs. but they called themselves by rst names and it was an atmosphere of friendship. but bp was the dominant topic at the press conference, and especially thel ockerbie affair. they are building pressure to have a formal inquiry into the release of the bomber last year. the documents will be reread one mo time to find outwhy this ecision was taken back then. he made it clear he was opposed, against the decision a year ago. he still is, and thinks it is the wrong decision. >> he does not want the government to get involved in their own investigation. will he lean on b.p. any other way? >> conerning the oil spill, he said of course bp had a respon
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Jul 29, 2010 6:30pm PDT
as the source of the leaks. battlefield consequences could be severe for u.s. troops, allies, or that the afghan partners. similar words of condemnation from a german general as the assistance of force in afghanistan. he spoke to the general by videoconference. >> it was an opportunity for them to answer questions from the press. it is something of an offensive after the leaking of sensitive documents onto the internet. publishing the information was irresponsible. >> a great deal of afghans who have worked as translators or in other positions have been identified by name. this really is sethi which has to be forcefully condemned. analysts say it puts pressure on pakistan's army chief. the media is trying to shift the focus away from the scandal to the gains being made under david petraeus and his strategies. >> you can eliminate fighters from the fight by offering them a more promising alternative. you can prevent potential insurgents from ossi ove to the other side by improving conditions or their perspective on life. >> the brigadier general says it will take until 2014 before afghans can ass
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Jul 23, 2010 8:30pm PDT
of americans who believe the u.s. economy will be the sa or worsthan last year is 67%. two out of three people, which is consistent with the position taken by the federal reserve board chairman, ben bernanke, in his testimony to congress this week. >> even as the federal reserve continues prudent planning, we also recognize that the economic outlook remains unusually uncertain. >> despite the hardships, optimism lives on. 70% of americans still believe they will some will some day li american dream. >> question, currently americans are resilient. we bounce back. what explains that resilience in americans, pat? >> john, dreams have always died hard in america and the reason they die hard is because this country has been such a magnificent success for so many hundreds and millions of people. for so many centuries. it really has and americans are resilient people. they are innovative people. they are hard working people. but the problem i think we have now, john, is we are no longer the producers we once were. we are consumers. we used to be a family centered society. we are w a self-centered
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Jul 25, 2010 9:00am PDT
>>> the first u.s. woman president. from michelle in chile to angela in germany and ellen swearing in was held on the grounds of the capitol, which just a few years ago was a battle zone in presidents and heads of states? well, according to a new cbs poll, a phenomminally hig number of americans say the would vote for a qualified woman running for president. 92%. indeed, many believe the united states has alreadyge period of time have held presidential policy. so, is america now ready for u.s. president who say woman? >> we'll ask the author of the widely read and intriguing book, about the wives of american presidents, all of them titled rating the first lady's. john benjamin roberts th second. if. for such a small if i live to a hundred. if social security isn't enough. if my heart gets broken. if she says yes. we believe if should never hold you back. if should be managed with a plan that builds on what you already have. together we can create a personal safety net, a launching pad, for all those brilliant ifs in the middle of life. you can call on our expertise and get guarante
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Jul 23, 2010 5:30pm PDT
with another rally. it was fueled partly by upbeat reports on european banks and u.s. corporate earnings. those included ford's profit of $2.6 billion in the second quarter. the dow jones industrial average gained 102 points to close at 10,424. the nasdaq rose 23 points to close at 2,269. for the week, the dow gained 3%; the nasdaq rose 4%. north korea today threatened the u.s. and south korea with a "physical response" over naval exercises planned for this weekend. the threat came as u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton was in vietnam, attending a regional security forum. >> it is distressing when north korea continues its threats and causes so much anxiety among its neighbors and the larger region. but we will demonstrate once again through our military exercises as we did when bob gates and i visited in seoul together two days ago that the united states stands in firm support of the defense of south korea. >> sreenivasan: the u.s.-south korean exercises this weekend come four months after a south korean warship was sunk. international investigators found a north korean submarine torpedoed
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Jul 25, 2010 10:00am PDT
to have you with us. a coalition of interfaith leaders rallied in front of the u.s. capitol this week to mark the three-month anniversary of the bp oil spill. religious and secular group called on congress to stop accepting campaign contributions from oil companies and any money currently donated to the oil companies be passed around to the cleanup effort. the protest took place on the jewish holiday where jews lament the destruction of the first and second temples of jerusalem. >> today is not enough to mourn an ancient temple because the temple of all humanity is in danger of destruction. >> for people along the gulf coast, the oil spill crisis continues to take a severe economic and emotional toll. kim lawton traveled to the louisiana bayous this week to talk with people in the fishing industry and with local religious leaders trying to give them material and spiritual support. >> reporter: it's sunrise over louisiana bayou country. normally, this is when the fishermen here set out in search of shrimp and oysters and crabs. but things aren't anywhere near normal. instead of fishing
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Jul 24, 2010 12:00pm PDT
shepherded through the u.s. house passage of the first increase in the minimum wage in a decade. the $787 billion economic stimulus package to battle the recession and a massive overhaul of the health-care system. >> well, it's a... the enthusiasm and the boldness of the new deal but with less government. and we are... like to be thinking in entrepreneurial ways, more innovative ways then in previous recent memory. actually, the new deal was very innovative in its approach. and that is the tradition of america. our founders were innovaters, they were advocates of an entrepreneur all system, of public, private partnerships, of thinking in fresh ways. and from that came the industrial revolution and then a hundred years later, the technological revolution. and then well, almost 200 years later the technological revolution and now we'll have a green revolution. and we'll have a revolution in terms of the way we think about our country as we go forward. >> financial regulation, is that as big? >> it's very big. the day the president signed the wall street reform and consumer protection bill w
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Jul 16, 2010 5:30pm PDT
virginia is getting a new, temporary u.s. senator. governor joe manchin today tapped carte goodwin, his former general counsel. he's 36 years old. goodwin will succeed the late robert byrd, who died last month at the age of 92. the state legislature is likely to call a special election in november. goodwin is expected to step aside so that governor manchin can run for the final two years of byrd's term. apple moved today to address the so-called "death grip" problem with its latest iphone. users have reported that holding the phone with your bare hand can obstruct part of the antenna and muffle the signal. apple c.e.o. steve jobs announced buyers will get free protective cases to fix the problem. he spoke at company headquarters in cupertino, california. >> we're not perfect. we know that. you know that. and phones aren't perfect either. but we want to make it-- make all of our users happy. and if you don't know that about apple, you don't know apple. >> sreenivasan: jobs also said only five of every thousand i-phone users have reported any problems, and he complained, "this has been bl
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Jul 21, 2010 11:00pm PDT
have had such sweeping influence over such a wide realm as time geithner has, but the u.s. economy is still struggling. unemployment is painfully high. all eyes are now on the administration as it turns to explaining what this bill is all about and how it helps americans. i'm pleased to have secretary geithner with me on this day. welcome. >> nice to see you, charlie. >> charlie: this bill. what does it do? >> i think you have to start by looking at the basic failures that led to the crisis. after the great depression, we put in place the strongest protections over our financial system and they helped lay the foundation for decades of investment innovation growth on a scale you hadn't seen any other major economy deliver over time, but we let the moss accumulate, the rust develop and we let an entire parallel industry of people in the business of finance -- mortgage brokers, pay-day lenders, large investment banks and large insurance companies -- operate outside of those basic constraints without the basic protections the system needs to function well to make sure it's providing fi
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Jul 26, 2010 11:00pm PDT
is not really n, that u.s. governmtofficials have said some of in same information. >> yes. i said ther there weren't any nw revelations in the material. >> how about our national security if we knew this already? >> well, because you have got -- it is no not the content as much as it is there are names, there are operations, there are logistics, there are sources, all of that information out in a public way has the potential to do harm. >> made it a point that wiki is not an objective news outlet but an organization that opposes u.s. policy in afghanistan, could you explain how that is relevant to the accuracy of the documents. >> i think that the -- i think that the founder of wiki leaks if i read the interviews correctly today comparing troops in afghanistan to the secret east german police is certainly something that we would fundamentally disagree with and something that has somebody that clearly hasngend >> ros joining us now, two coauthors of the new york story, chief correspondent in pakistan, eric submit, the terrorism correspondent i am pleased to have both of them back on thi
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Jul 16, 2010 11:00pm PDT
, of "u.s. news and world report." when we come back. funding for "charlie rose" was provided by the following. ♪ captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> charlie: goldman sachs, the giant wall street firm has agreed to pay $550 million in a settlement with the sec, the penalty to the firm worth only 1% of its net revenues of $45.2 billion last year. news of the settlement came on the same day the senate approved a major financial regulatory reform package which president obama is expected to quickly sign into law. goldman shares up 0.66% as trading closed today. joining me to talk about these developments andrew ross sorkin of "the new york times," roben farzad of bs week and william cohan contributing editor of "fortune" magazine. what does this settlement mean? >> this is what some people call a win-win in that the s.e.c. has to tell main street they've won, they have $550 million which sounds like a lot of money but on wall street there is a complete disconnect, which is that $550 million is a lot less than a
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Jul 23, 2010 11:00pm PDT
at n.y.u.'s founding in 1831, ok -- it's a city in -- the country at that point being 40 years old, to where the emirates is 40 years old, it's a city about the -- that was at that time tiny by comparison to the new york of today but about to grow exponentially the same way abu dhabi is and a welcoming society -- the bedouin culture of welcoming, the dutch culture of openness, everything from that kind of gestalt to extraordinary leadership and ambition and -- -- snow went to them and said "we have a plan." >> >> charlie: you went to them and said, "we have a plan. >> we went to them and said "what a second portal into the global network university?" we hadn't thought about that. they said, "what about giving students the option just as they come from around the world to new york, of coming from around the world to abu dhabi as it becomes one of these idea capitals?" >>harl: what's i isfor abu dhabi? >> i think there is a lot in this for abu dhabi. daniel patrick moynihan was once asked in india "how do we create a great world city?" he said "create a great university and wait 200
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